GregClow (2932) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with rudolf at Smokeless Joe. Hazy reddish-brown colour. Aroma is musty, earthy and malty, with some dark rye notes. Flavour has some brown sugar and malt notes, with a bit of dark chocolate. Finish is warm and tingly.
KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this at the Het Elfde Gebod bar in Amsterdam. Smells like a freshly roto-tilled yard but has a fizzy soda-like feeling in my mouth. Also reminds me of bread. Like roto-tilled bread.
Papsoe (25076) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2006 (Bottle 33 cl) Light dark colour, hazy - almost like melted milk chocolate... Malty with a very light mouthfeel. Incredibly pleasant - and easy - to drink. Only medium body. 170893
ericnixon (741) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
What’s up with the happy guy on the label? Anyways, this had a slight, lingering head with a fizzy mouthfeel. Nice earthy, malty, bready flavor.
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice lacing, big frothy St Bernardus head. Seems to get bigger the lower the numbers. There’s dark chocolate, sweet malts, a touch of brown sugar and a hint of port. This is a delicious beer keeping with the always fin St. Bernardus tradition.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - APR 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the bottle this pours a medium amber, very clear with a small bubbled white head. The aroma kinda caught me off guard, very pilsner like, crisp and hopped, but the spice gradually showed as it warmed. This brew had a light malt base with a light hop finish, i think this was served a bit too cold as the spice only showed after i let it sit a while. Afterwards a nice balance of light malt and faint hopping blended into a refreshing light belgian brown ale.
TomDecapolis (4579) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 22, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2005 Picked this up as a 4 pack sampler with a nice St. Bernardus glass from Shangy’s in Emmaus PA. Very nice full bodied abbey. Head stuck around for quite a while and was a nice addition to the overall enjoyment of this one.
hotstuff (4355) - Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Medium ivory head that was mostly lasting, fair lacing, fine-large sized bubbles, transparent, and a brown hue. Malty, caramel, spicy, light chocolate, and light alcohol. Sweet, malty, caramel and vinuous flavor. Tingly, bubbly and dry mouthfeel. Medium body.
TBone (13286) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (BB 11/2007)
Chestnut brown, a bit hazy, good off-white head. Aroma has roasted malts, soy sauce and cheese plus hints of "Bernardus" licorice. Medium-bodied. Bun yeasty flavor, cloves and raisins, late light alcoholic bitterness. Some licorice also in the flavor. Quite easy to drink Belgium. Well-balanced "low-alcohol" abbey ale.
jercraigs (8153) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Smokeless Joe’s in Toronto. Dark ruby brown with a small white head. (3+) Dark sugar and malt in the aroma, minute touch of burnt licorice. Sweet malt up front, and a very dry alcoholic finish. More fruity brown sugar and licorice. Average palate, thin for a Belgian.